Poland's oil supply secure, fuel giant says

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PKN Orlen, Poland's largest oil and gas company, has said that following Russia's invasion of Ukraine it ordered additional supplies of oil to make the Polish system independent of Russian imports.

"After the outbreak of the war, we ordered about 28 tankers that fully secure our system," Daniel Obajtek, PKN Orlen CEO, told a Wednesday press conference.

He said that the company had adapted its refineries so that other types of crude oil can be processed.

"We are prepared for every scenario," Obajtek added pointing out that his company had been conducting "a very intensive diversification process for several years."

He also said that supplies of crude oil for Orlen's Lithuanian refinery Mazeikiai have ceased from the east and now deliveries come from other directions.